SSON announce 2009 European Shared Services Excellence Awards winners
June 10, 2009, London - The 2009 European Shared Services Excellence Awards, presented at the 9th Annual Shared Services & Outsourcing Week in Budapest, honour, recognize and promote both captive and outsourced shared services that demonstrate outstanding practices and leadership.
BBC radio and television presenter, John Humphrys introduced the awards ceremony, which saw a succession of winners and honorary mentions receive the acclaim of their shared services and outsourcing peers - with Statoil Hydro taking centre stage for the ultimate accolade: the award for Shared Services Organization of the Year.
Phil Searle of Chazey Partners received the award for Contribution to Shared Services and Sourcing Thought Leadership and said "Every year this event seems to get bigger and better. Drawing around 600 people this year - that is a reflection of the importance of this topic [shared services]."
Eric Selvadurai, Managing Director, WNS Europe reflected on winning the award for Best New Outsourced Shared Services Organization; "One of the drivers of the success of the WNS/Aviva relationship is our joint ability to work in a hand-and-glove relationship."
The awards also highlighted the newcomers to the shared services space. On receiving an honorary mention for Best New Captive Shared Services Organization, Michael Colicchio, Director of Global Financial Shared Services at Celanese Hungary said; "The entire Celanese Hungary team was thrilled and proud to have received such recognition after only 18 months of operation".
Sarah Clayton, Head of Global Strategy and Planning for the Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) commented "The standard of nominations for these awards is increasing year after year. Not only are these awards a chance to showcase successful initiatives, but they are also an opportunity to reward the effort and dedication of the entire team involved in the initiative".
The winners of the 2009 European Shared Services Excellence Awards were:
- Best Mature Shared Services Operation, Statoil Hydro
- Best New Captive Shared Services Organization, Telekomunikacja Polska
- Best New Outsourced Shared Services Organization, WNS Global Services
- Shared Services Organization of the Year, Statoil Hydro
- Contribution to Shared Services and Sourcing Thought Leadership, Phil Searle, Founder & Managing Director, Chazey Partners
Find out more about the Shared Services Excellence Awards.
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